Developer Westwood Studios
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release Date 20/08/1999 (DE) | 26/08/1999 (FR) | 27/08/1999 (US) | 24/09/1999 (PL)
Current Version 2.03
What is Tiberian Sun?
Tiberian Sun is the true sequel to the original Command & Conquer. Released in August 1999 after many delays, we once again returned to the world of the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and Brotherhood of Nod but this time things have changed, in a big way!
GDI and Nod are highly different in their play styles, with GDI focusing on raw firepower and Nod utilizing hit-and-run tactics and the element of surprise. A new blue strain of Tiberium is present in the heavily-infested world, which brings more income but is volatile and can explode when fired upon. Veinhole monsters lurk in some areas, and there is a third actor in the struggle over the Tiberium-ridden Earth – the Forgotten, a group of humans who somehow survived Tiberium exposure, but are slowly being mutated because of that.
Tiberian Sun’s game engine was completely built from the ground up by Westwood, utilizing an advanced Voxel Engine to make the game seem 3D with out the need for a 3D accelerator video card.
Official Feature List
- Living Battlefield – Weather, terrain, elevation, bridges, ice, wind wild mutant animals – now this is an interesting place to wage war. Tiberian Sun gives you an arena that can kill you or be used to kill.
- Deformable Terrain – Explosions make holes Big explosions make big holes. When the ground is scarred you can’t build on it. This will also slow units down to.
- Blow Up The Bridges and Rebuild Them – This adds extra strategy to Tiberian Sun. Destroy key bridges, trap your opponent. Rebuild bridges with your Engineers.
- Ion Storms – Tiberium has ruined Earth’s atmosphere causing violent Ion Storm in the sky. These storms prevent air units from flying and makes advanced weapons malfunction.
- Tiberium Meteors – Tiberium Meteors fall from the havens to re-seed the soil with more Tiberium. This all good when your need more resources but its not a good thing if your units get caught underneath
- Famous Faces – Tiberian Sun features some well known actors portraying important characters. James Earl Jones, better known as the voice of Darth Vader (Star Wars), Mufasa (The Lion King), and Bleeding Gums Murphy (The Simpsons), will be General Solomon for the Global Defense Initiative. Michael Biehn, of Terminator fame, will be the one playing McNeil. Also, the ever popular Kane will once again be played by Joe Kucan, the man who did it so well the first two times.
- Gameplay Modes – As well as single player missions Tiberian Sun also has a few other modes for you. You can battle your friend modem to modem, on the Internet via Westwood Online or practise your skills off line using the Skirmish mode.
Names in different languages
- French: Command & Conquer: Soleil de Tiberium
- German (initial): Command & Conquer: Teil 3 – Operation: Tiberian Sun
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